From: Emergency Management Specialist Amanda Faul

The Draft Howard County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan is now available for public review and comment. The Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan is a strategic plan that proposes actions to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from future natural disasters. The Plan covers the entire County, and all natural hazards that the County could potentially experience.

During this process, citizens were asked to contribute by sharing local knowledge of the region’s vulnerability to hazards based on past occurrences, as well as identify initiatives which could help reduce the level of impact of those hazards through a public survey, and two public meetings.

That process has now culminated with the development of the Draft 2018 Howard County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Click here for review and comment.

The public is encouraged to provide input on the draft plan to the Howard County Office of Emergency Management by email or via phone at (410) 313-6030.

The comment period will run until November 30th, 2018.